Trees 

           "There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend."                                                                                                           

-Bob Ross

Trees are renewable resources that give us economic, environmental, social, and wellness benefits. Trees provide cooling effects by shading our homes and streets, provide habitat for wildlife, create serene environments, and increase property values. Trees absorb and store rainwater, reducing the amount of runoff and sediment entering waterways. They also create a peaceful addition to our neighborhoods and business corridors while calming traffic.

City of Flint Forestry 

Genesee Conservation District and the City of Flint are working together to manage the City's trees. The partners envision and strive to maintain a vibrant urban forest. Completed in 2015, the City's street trees were inventoried and assessed for their condition, and a Forestry Management Plan was developed to guide management activities. The inventory is housed in a software program called Tree Tracker. All maintenance activity to street trees are tracked in Tree Tracker.  

 

Street trees are City-owned trees that are located in medians, traffic islands, and in the right-of-ways between the sidewalk and the curb.  Residents may report street tree concerns to the City of Flint Street Maintenance Department at (810) 766-7343. The City and the Conservation District will reactively address all concerns through a documented inspection process and follow through with needed tree services at no cost to residents.  

 

Genesee Conservation District, in collaboration with the City of Flint, strive for A Vibrant Urban Forest. This video highlights the dynamic nature of trees with a focus on street trees. We are grateful for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation's Focus on Flint Initiative for engaging the community's voice in the type of investment needed in the City. 

The Mott Foundation and the Conservation District are now addressing resident concerns regarding street trees in poor condition. Thanks to a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation awarded to Genesee Conservation District, over 330 dead or severely declining street trees will be removed this year throughout the City.    

Residents may contact the City of Flint Street Maintenance Department at (810) 766-7343 to report street trees of concern. 

City of Flint Tree City USA
Benefits of Trees
Right Tree Right Place
RISR Process
2021 Removal Project

Board of Directors Meeting - March 10, 2021

  • Begins at 5:30 pm

  • Open to the public via Zoom by phone or online by following the instructions found on the About/Governance page of our website

  • Following SB 1246 and the MI Open Meetings Act, Board meetings are being held remotely for public health due to the pandemic. The meeting agenda can be viewed here. Members of the public may contact Angela Warren with questions,  concerns, or meeting access needs.

Genesee Conservation District

Office hours 8am-4:30pm

Monday-Friday

Closed federal holidays

Staff are working remotely at this time and may be contacted by email

Main: 1525 N. Elms Rd. 

Flint, MI 48532

Ph: 810.230.8766 x3

Urban: 336 W. First St.

Ste. 207

Flint, MI 48502

Ph: 810.820.2681

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City of Flint Tree City USA

Celebrating our 22nd year as a Tree City USA, the Conservation District and the City of Flint are proud of this distinction.